Delhi records coldest December day in 12 years at 3.7 degree Celsius; moderate fog blankets city reducing visibility

Delhi on Sunday recorded its coldest December temperature in the past 12 years with mercury dipping to 3.7 degrees Celsius, as a moderate cover of fog surrounded the city, reducing visibility.

Press Trust of India December 23, 2018 12:17:39 IST
Delhi records coldest December day in 12 years at 3.7 degree Celsius; moderate fog blankets city reducing visibility

New Delhi: The national capital on Sunday recorded its coldest December temperature in the past 12 years with mercury dipping to 3.7 degrees Celsius, as a moderate cover of fog surrounded the city, reducing visibility.

In the past 12 years, the second lowest minimum temperature for the month was recorded on 29 December, 2007 at 3.9 degrees Celsius, according to data from the Met department.

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The Sunday's minimum temperature was four notches below the season's average, a Met department official said.

The all-time lowest temperature in the national capital for the month of December was 1.1 degrees Celsius recorded on 26 December, 1945, the data showed.

The morning also witnessed a moderate cover of fog around the city with visibility dropping to 300 metres at Palam and 400 metres at Safdarjung, said the MeT department official.

The maximum temperature for the day is expected to hover around 22 degrees Celsius, he said.

As the day progresses, it is likely to become partly cloudy. Haze will also appear in the evening, said the official. Relative humidity at 8.30 AM was 99 percent.

With the prevailing cold wave conditions, the minimum temperature on Saturday was 4 degrees Celsius, second time this week. On Thursday also, the minimum temperature was 4 degrees Celsius.

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